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new information on an investigation into a decade's old mystery, the disappearance of former teamster's boss jimmy hoffa. crews digging under a michigan shed for his possible remains say they did not find any bones, but investigation is not ending there. soil samples will now go under the microscope. cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: could these carefully wrapped tubes of soil carried out among a sea of cameras possibly hold the remains of jimmy hoffa? >> this is kind of like an open wound that won't go away. >> reporter: a wound that just might be partially closed monday when lab results put to rest whether these are human remains, yet alone hoffa's? >> stranger things have happened. >> reporter: the dig inside the shed came after a witness told police that he saw a body buried the about the same time that jimmy hoffa disappeared in 1975,
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but police chief says the timeline doesn't add up. an alleged bookmaking operation at the house didn't happen until years later. >> i don't think it's mr. hoffa. >> reporter: neither does retired fbi agent john anthony. he gives the tip zero credibility. >> whether they find a body or not, i don't know. i doubt that. but if they do, i guarantee you it is not jimmy hoffa. >> reporter: anthony says the fbi has a good idea who pulled off the hit and where, but it sure wasn't in this neighborhood. why could the fbi never find the body? >> because there is no body. the body, in our opinion, was cremated or was thrown into a vat of acid or whatever. >> reporter: whatever happened, the mafia backed teamster boss is legendary. celebrated in movies like this one, going up against u.s. attorney general robert kennedy. >> the justice department has plenty on you mr. hoffa. >> you don't impress me.
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i don't need $300 million and my brother elected -- >> reporter: many failed attempts to find him, tips had him buried in cement near the end zone of old giant stadium. they looked for blood stains on the floor boards of an old detroit home. hoffa's middle name was riddle and so is trying to pinpoint why his fate captivates so many people. >> he was a negotiator and powerful and combined that with his mysterious disappearance and the connection with the underworld and the mob. >> reporter: so, now, the question is, will police crack this case or will it remain an unsolved mystery? susan candiotti, cnn, roseville, michigan. more engine trouble for the boeing 787 dreamliner. federal plane inspectors have found a second engine problem on
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another dreamliner. the aircraft had not yet flown when investigators identified the trouble. the national transportation safety board says it is investigating the problems. all right, today, a portion of one of the busiest freeways in america closed. motorists in los angeles are being advised to stay away one more time from a ten-mile stretch of the 405 through the sepulveda pass during construction. joining me, construction behind you, no traffic, again, behind you. this second time around for so-called carmaggedon. is there a feeling this will go smoothly just like the last one did? >> well, there's a hope that it will. and you do mention that, again. this is hollywood, los angeles. they're referring to it as carmageddon, the sequel. what you're seeing behind me is
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the construction behind me. this is the mulholland bridge. what you're seeing below the bridge, that is the ten-mile stretch of freeway. the 405, the nation's busiest freeway is completely empty right now. just a few minutes ago, our cameraman actually got a picture of the entire chunk, the northern part of mu holland bridge, a part of it acatually coming down. that's why the 405 freeway had to be shut down for so long. at the end of this, when the freeway does reopen at 5:00 a.m. monday morning, just in time for morning rush, it will be the longest, the end of all of this construction, the longest car pool lane in the entire country. 73 miles. so, the hope is that carmageddon. on our way here, we did not run into a whole ton of traffic. but, again, fredricka, it is early on a saturday morning. so, we have a long way to go until monday morning.
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>> i guess that is true, as it pertains to the construction there. but i guess commuters, yeah, they can just stay put wherever they are for now. they don't need the 405. thanks. that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is now at the center of a political firestorm. u.s. intelligence officials now say it was a deliberate terror assault. it's a different assessment from before. u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice had said earlier it was a spontaneous attack over an anti-muslim film and that there were no extremists involved, but now with the new information, new york congressman peter king is calling for rice to step down. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> too much things to go wrong and everyone forgets about it the next day. i think we have to send a clear message and on such a flight issue as this, an american ambassador was killed and by all the accumulation of evidence at the time the prezumption had to
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be it was terrorism. i can see why they wanted to say it's too early to say it's definitively terrorism but to rule out terrorism and say it was not terrorism at that time, to me, was a terrible mistake to make whether it was intentionally or unintentionally. i believe she should resign, yes. >> the white house is standing by rice at her statements were based on information they had at the time. and it was not intended to mislead people. according to white house officials. now to the crisis in syria. the u.s. is warning iran to stop providing arms to bashar al assad's regime. secretary clinton is telling iran not to use their air space to and the u.s. is donating another $15 million in nonlethal support to unarm aed syrian opposition groups. a lot of questions and concerns surrounding syria's chemical weapons stock. some videos posted by the syrian
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opposition on youtube purportedly shows missiles designed to carry these chemicals. cnn cannot independently verify the videos, but a former syrian army officer says the regime can easily move them to different locations, if there is a chance they might fall into rebel hands. secretary of defense, leon panetta confirms this. >> we do believe that those sites still remain secured by the syrian military. there has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. where exactly that has taken place, we don't know. >> panetta also says the u.s. and other countries are monitoring these weapon sites. pope benedict's former butler is on trial today at the vatican. he's accused of leaking hundreds of secret pages from the
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a judge in philadelphia has issued a stay of execution for terrance williams. williams had been scheduled to be put to death for murdering a man back in 1984, but the judge found reasonable probability that williams' verdict may have been different if the jury heard allegations that the man he killed sexually abused him. the judge did grant williams a new sentencing hear. on to texas now, where football is like a religion, but in south texas, one public high
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school is accused of violating the separation between church and state by allowing cheerleaders to use bible verses on banners during the game. >> the one parent who did complain, it is just one. if you don't like it, don't come to our games. >> we're trying to fight it not for publicity, but for god's word. we're not fighting for our rights, we're fighting for god. >> the parents of the cheerleaders are fistanding the ground filing a suit. avery in cleveland, good to see you. >> hi, fredricka. >> and richard herman, criminal defense attorney and professor joining us from las vegas joining us as well. >> the school district cannot block these cheerleaders from using these banners with the bible verses, but isn't this an issue of church and state? >> yeah, that's a hometown ruling -- yeah, that's a
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hometown rule by a local judge that wants to get re-elected and has no bearing in law. the judge is flat out wrong. the united states supreme court has spoken on this back in the year 2000, santa fe v. john doe. you cannot give the impression that a public school is sponsoring prayer or religion. you just can't do it. that's how it is. it's open and shut, black and white. the school is going to shut down and they're not going to be allowed to do that. you want to bring posters in the stands, you can do that. but the students can't lead the charge and that's what's going to be stopped here. >> avery, why do you see this as laughable and what is this hearing all about then? >> well, what's laughable is that you got it exactly right. the amazing thing about this -- >> you're in agreement. >> no, sometimes, richard, you get it right. and he is right. the fact is the law is absolutely clear on this. look, it's a local state judge.
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you have to know east texas. this is not austin, this is the beaumont area and i understand. there is no constitutional way a judge can stop the school district from barring these signs. if you want to hold up a sign that says god favors your side over the other side, that's fine. but if it's as part of the government activity, that is, the public school cheerleaders, they simply can't do it. this is not even a constitutional close call. we absolutely agree on this. the federal district judge in texas held something similar to what richard and i just talked about and he was, he had assassination attempts on him. so, this is a very strong, emotional issue but constitutionally, fredricka, not even a close call. the school cannot permit that kind of proselytizing. >> does it make a difference whether the school is encouraging the students, the cheerleaders, in this case, to do so or if the cheerleaders
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say, we do this on our own volition, this is something we want to do. will the law look at them differently, avery? >> can't do it. the problem is, it's under the auspices of the public school, if they want to do it personally and privately, we have that right, but under the establishment clause, the attorney general sent a letter 48 hours ago saying he believes the cheerleaders can do it. he's dead wrong. the fact is -- >> the attorney general. okay, all right, let's move on to montclair, new jersey. and we're talking about a case involving a gay couple. they take a beautiful picture with the manhattan skyline behind them and they put it on their blog and then somehow that image gets lifted, superimposed with a whole different background of a kind of colorado landscape and it's done allegedly by a group that has an anti-gay campaign and these two men here saying we're suing on the grounds of our privacy being
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violated and copyright infringement and the list goes on. avery, do they have a solid case? what can anyone do to protect their image when you post it it on your facebook, blog, internet, period. >> well, there's absolutely a rock solid case. look, the defendant in this case is a guy in northern virginia who took wedding pictures of a couple in new jersey posing in new york and used it for a political campaign in colorado. if you can follow that. and the bottom line is, he never asked consent, he just appropriated the likeness. there's a copyright by the photographer. this is what happens when you have extremism, fredricka. people do things that are inexplicable and i don't know how this guy who runs this organization in northern virginia is going to get away with it. the really strange thing is his group was designated a hate group by the poverty law center and the unusual thing is it's the only hate group in the
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country and had a governmental official. this guy is a supervisor in loudoun county, virginia. the plaintiffs are going to prevail in this case. >> so, richard, what is at stake here? a few things the couple is pursuing, you know, their right to privacy being violated and the misuse of their photo, the photographer, too, is involved saying it's coright infringement. to what extent does this couple the photographer have to go to prove their case? >> yeah, fred, i think the only thing that will protect them is the fact that it was copyright protected. and i don't know how they chose the copyright protect this picture because, you know, i don't know that the law is crystal clear on this. if you take a picture and you post it on the internet and other people use that picture or do things to that picture y don't know what protections you as an individual have. once you put it out there into the main stream. but here there was a copyright protection.
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>> it's the photographer's copyright, not the individuals. they have an appropriation claim, but it's the photographer's copyright claim that i think is viable here. >> we did reach out to the public advocate group that allegedly used this photo for their comment and we did receive no response on that. meantime, all right, richard, avery, we're going to hear from you, again. you'll be back in 20 minutes and a few other extraordinary cases for you all to delve into, including one involving a woman who claims she didn't get a car rental discount because she's straight. we'll talk about that. all right, also, people in ireland are marching on the streets of bell fast. we'll tell you why authorities worried that it could end up being a violent scene there. l? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, you'd be targeting stocks to trade.
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all right, each week we're shining a spotlight on the top ten cnn heroes of 2012. you get to vote for the one that most inspires you at this week's honoree is from kabul, afghanistan. where terrorists use violence to keep girls from getting an education. it is here at razia jan opened her school to hundreds of young minds each and every day. >> in afghanistan, most of the
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girls have no voice. they are used as property of a family. the picture is very grim. my name is razia jan and i am a founder of a girls' school in afghanistan. when we opened the school in 2008, 90% of them could not write their name. today, 100% of them are educated. they can read, they can write. i lived in the u.s. for over 38 years, but i was really affected by 9/11. i really wanted to prove that muslims are not terrorists. i came back here in 2002. >> everybody. >> girls had been the most oppressed and i thought i have to do something. it was a struggle in the beginning. i would sit with these men and i would tell them, don't marry them when they're 14 years old. they want to learn. >> how do you write your
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shed contain the remains of former teamster's boss jimmy hoffa. police say there are, "no discernible remains in the samples." but the lab is testing them right now and results are expected monday. a tipster claims a body was buried under the suburban detroit shed around the same time hoffa disappeared. former "new york times" publisher arthur sulzberger has died. he was the guiding force in transforming it to a multi-billion dollar brand. it was under his watch the "times" published the pentagon papers tracing u.s. involvement in vietnam. arthur sulzberger was 86. the czech president shot and injured, but his injuries are just bruises as the gun used was actually a fake. and the bullets, plastic.
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if you're waking up in l.a. and wondering the route you're going to take today. you know you shouldn't take a good ten-mile stretch of the 405. a rare sight to see the 405 empty like that. the construction taking place. and people have been calling it carmageddon 2. the first one carmageddon 1, not too bad. smooth sailing. people found other ways to get around on the weekend. the 405 remains closed. at least a portion remains closed until monday morning and then get back on the 405 and resume your traffic woes there, if you like, in los angeles. busy airport, lost baggage,
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a florida man waiting for a kidney gets approved for a transplant. he says his bosses congratulated him and then three days later fired him. now, he's suing. our legal guys are back. avery friedman in cleveland, richa richard. his company seemed elated for him and then he was let go. the company says they had been downsizing and that's the explanation. but then to what extent will martin cupid have to go to prove that he was discriminated against? richard? >> well, they not only, they not only let him go, fred, they stopped his health insurance which took him off the donor list and now he's trying to get back on a kidney donor list. but here's the situation here. whether he was downsized for economic reasons, that will be the issue. 300 employees. they only terminate four in the
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last year or so. for them to claim it was downsizing due to the economy, i think it's going to be a tough hurdle for the company to prove. i think he has a very legitimate case here. you know, the americans with disability act says employers must provide suitable arrangements for people with disabilities and here it just looks like it was blatant. the employer wanted nothing to do with this guy, didn't want him out on sick leave. just let him cut him lose and i think he has a very good case here. >> avery, is it kind of two-prong, the american civil liberties with disability act, as well as the family leave act that martin cupid will be able to, you know, contend? protections he should have gotten. >> i think, you know, martin cupid, what a great name. you have to have heart for this guy. the fact is that in addition, it's a 21-page federal lawsuit and it claims among other things not only did he lose the health
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care for the transplant but when he tried to get another job at another facility, they retaliated against him. this is a very, very serious case. the fact is when the federal judge took a look at it, i think correctly, this week, entered an order, ordering both sides to sit down. i have a hunch this case is going to get mediated and martin cupid is going to get his job back. he's also going to get his transplant through his wife's health care at tampa general. but, unfortunately, he has to go back on the waiting list. >> and, so, we did reach out to cisco, the company, but they have not returned our phone calls for our response on this. all right, let's move on to avis and this very interesting case. we're talking about a woman lynn evancheck who said she wanted the 20% discount given to two
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gay groups groups. we extend certain discounts to certain groups whatever it is that they want. >> she needs to get a life, first of all. this lawsuit is -- >> oh, my goodness. >> absolutely, absolutely pathetic and stupid and should be dismissed and only because avis' attorneys elected to show -- >> really? >> yeah, really. because avis' attorneys elected to show that avis gives discounts to several different organizations that the judge allowed the case to continue. it will be dismissed. it's ridiculous. it's over $60. she spent thousands of dollars in legal fees already. it's stupid. this case is really stupid, fred. that's the easiest way to put it. >> you're pretty fired up about that one. >> 20% discount -- >> okay, you go for it. how do you see it? >> you want to know something, avis' lawyer said the same thing that richard did.
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in a 14-page opinion they ruled that slinging personal attacks, demeaning language and offensive remarks, which actually applies to illegal analysis, also, doesn't work in federal district court and the fact that the argument that it was ridiculous was specifically dealt with by the federal district judge who rejected it, who slapped the lawyers and said this case is going forward, why? because it's principled and well founded and whether or not she prevailed on the merits is a different issue. but the federal district judge smacked the avis lawyers for calling it ridiculous and, granted, frankly, they were lucky not to have been sanctioned by the federal district judge. so, we're at the beginning. the federal judge did the right thing and we'll see what happens at the fuinality of the case, not at the beginning. >> again, we did reach out to avis. we placed many phone calls and they have not responded to us --
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>> they never call you back, fredricka. why don't they call you back? >> call me back, maybe. all right, avery, richard. oh, okay. so, you know, we also know that next week supreme court back in session. anything can happen. there are a number of things on the docket the supreme court might be looking into. avery, you first, what particular cases might you be looking forward to that you think they will take on? >> well, they're going to take on. custody should kick off on maebd mo monday morning and fisher versus university of texas on whether or not afirmative action is constitutional and the other hot thing is a new book out on the justices of the supreme court and the presidency. cnn's senior legal analyst jeff toobin fabulous what's been out there will hit the "new york times" best seller list very soon. >> jeffrey toobin will send you a note. richard, what do you look forward to with the supreme
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court back in session. >> fisher and one of my favorites, university of texas. go horns. but, also, we'll be looking at law concerning same-sex marriages and the supreme court will address that. and they're also going to address warrants, fred. whether you need a warrant to take a blood test on a dui, a potential dui case. you need that warrant or can the police just take your blood? interesting case. some of the other warrant cases will be decided by the supreme court. we're looking forward to it. >> so much at stake. >> red hot. >> thanks so much, avery, richard. thank you so much. again, we'll talk to you, again, next week. maybe we'll be getting a little bit more specific on some of the other cases that they might start to tackle this week coming up. we'll see. >> if you call us, fred, we'll absolutely return your call. >> a call back. >> you want a reply, give her a reply. what the heck, why not? thanks so much, guys. appreciate it. the legal guys are here
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when they pick homer bailey the cincinnati reds thought they had a pretty special pitcher. bay bailey was more than special friday night in pittsburgh. he was nearly perfect in throwing the major league's seventh no-hitter of the season. he struck out ten pirates and walked just one. the reds first no-hitter in 24 years and first time the pirates had been no hits since 1971. it's one of the biggest sign s of a housing recovery. home prices now back to where they were nine years ago in this week's smart is the new rich. christine romans gives us the housing forecast for the fall.
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>> we put the house on the market the thursday before labor day. and we were under contract the following tuesday. >> the opielas are the sign of a recovering housing market. they bought their row house in d.c.'s capitol hill area for $355,000 in 2009. >> do you love living in capitol hill? >> yeah. >> now they're selling. >> we were thinking of listing around $430,000, $440,000. he suggested $469,000 which, at first, i was a little bit worried about because i thought it would scare people away. we went and listed at that level. >> turned out to be the right thing to do. >> hungry buyers came knocking. >> 30 people came through for one three-hour open house, which is pretty amazing. >> a lot of traffic. >> we had probably seven or eight other scheduled appointments over a four, five-day period. have people come by, saw the sign and just wanted to come in and see the place. there was a lot of people
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looking for houses in this area. >> the market has been great this fall. things are absolutely outstanding. open houses are busy and buyers out there getting internet response to listing and a lot of calls on listings and things are moving fast. >> the latest housing headlines show improving builder confidence and rising sales and prices and record low mortgage rates. >> the housing is coming back to life. >> but don't break out the bubbly just yet, home price s are ant expected to return to their peak until 2023. >> 3 million loans in foreclosure or they're very late and likely go into foreclosure. 49.5 million people with mortgages. in some markets across the country, it's still a big problem. >> for those in the market -- >> it's fabulous time for buyers and refinancers. for the first time in six, seven years sellers do have some leverage in the negotiations. prices are rising and they don't have to cut their price like they did before. >> here's what buyers need. >> you need good credit, you're going to need proof of income and you're going to need some
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money in the form of a down payment. >> as for the opielas, they're looking to sell for a profit and they hope their next selling experience is similar. >> it's always going to be like this going forward, right? >> christine romans, cnn, new york. all right, it wasn't a moment too soon for nfl players and fans. the regular nfl refs were in baltimore thursday. will they be there sunday? we'll fill you in. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪
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[ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. all right, the u.s. is warning iran to stop providing arms to the syrian regime. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is asking syrian neighbors not to allow iran to use their land and air space to transport weapons. clinton says the u.s. is donating another $15 million in nonlethal support to unarmed syrian opposition groups. new york congressman peter king is calling for susan rice to step down. he says the u.s. ama basder to the u.n. deliberately misled people on the attack on the consulate in libya. rice said earlier it was spontaneous violence over an antimuslim film, but now confirmed it was a terror attack. the white house says her statements were based on information that they had at the time. pope benedict's former
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butler is on trialtoday at the vatican. he is accused of leaking hundreds of secret pages from the pontiff's personal apartment to an italian journalist. if convicted, he could spend up to eight years in prison. he has pleaded not guilty. a vatican computer technician is also on trial. the real refs came back to the nfl on thursday without a done deal. now, the return is official by a vote of 112 to 5 referees today. decided to ratify their new eight-year deal with the nfl. immediately following the vote in irving, texas, the refs scrambled to catch flights for those sunday games. a lot of fans and players are happy are about that. more engine trouble for the boeing 787 dreamliner. just two months after an engine cracked and failed during a test aboard a boeing 787, federal plane inspectors found a second engine problem on another dreamliner. the aircraft had not yet flown
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when investigators identified the trouble. the national transportation safety board says it is investigating the problems. all right, coming up in the "cnn newsroom" at 2:00 eastern time, a live report from rome. the pope's former butler on trial at the vatican. accused of leaking those secret documents. also, 2:00 eastern time, the amazing second chance extended to a once major league baseball player. i'll talk to adam greenberg, once for the chicago cubs and a sports fan who helped make it all happen for him so he could go up to bat one more time. i'm fredricka whitfield "your money" starts right now. tlnchlth is a question in this campaign, are you better off today than four years ago. i four years ago this week america and the world marched to the end of the economic abyss.
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